Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, says the Boko Haram insurgent group has links with terror groups in northern Mali.
The TOUCH quoted Buratai as saying this on Monday while receiving Babi Abdulrahman, Maliâ€™s army chief, in Abuja.
According to Buratai, the link was proven by the recent arrest of two Boko Haram recruiters in Senegal and Mali.
â€œNigeria and Mali are confronted with a similar security threat of terrorism. As the threat grows globally, it is important for us to partner and tackle this menace,â€ said Buratai.
â€œThe Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria have been investigated to have links with terror groups in northern Mali.
â€œThis is proved with the arrest of two Boko Haram recruiters in Senegal and Mali. We are ready to cooperate with you on fighting terrorism.
â€œThe threats in northern Mali are direct threats to Nigeria because of the established relationshipâ€¦